Perspective is everything when it comes to a buying a home.
We said we wanted a house with trees // but there was only one on our lot
When we walked in, it was the window view out the back that sold us
A woods filled with trees reaching for the sky joined our barren lot
Since then, much was added to the ever changing seen.
Two wild willows, now thirty feet tall, shade our Shangri-La
There’s a lilac and a crape myrtle, and a garden lush and green
The bird feeder entertains me all day long it seems
and not just the birds, but squirrels and chipmunks too
So when I look out the window my heart thrills with the view
Now in this summer heat, I’ll go back to my reclining chair
Drink some ice tea, prop up my feet, and enjoy the view from there!
The view of our back yard in February 2011 when we saw it for the first time. We knew it had potential to become something more than this!!
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Today at d’Verse, Peter asked to to take a photo from our window and then write a poem about it. When I look at the early photos of our back yard, and then at the ones I took this evening, It is amazing how much the view changed. Vision and perspective change everything.
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